ERIC Number: ED259721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
A Primer on Electronic Text Technology for College Administrators. Report Number Four of the Electronic Text Report Series.
Rubin, Philip A.
Intended as an introductory level treatment for readers with little technical background, this primer focuses on the technology of electronic text, its current utilization, and potential use. Included are explanations of the terms associated with electronic text, an exploration of the use of television in providing videotex services, a call for standardization of computer coding schemes and protocol (the particular order in which data are sent), sample electronic text screen displays, and definitions and explanations of databases, videotex services, and teletext. This document also provides sample flowcharts of how videotex and teletext might work, and reviews some technology and system issues that a college administration must address in developing a plan for the utilization of electronic text. These include an assessment of college broadcast, storage, and equipment resources, and decisions as to where centers of text creation will be located. The concluding section challenges the reader to respond to the possibilities and existing potential in the use of electronic text. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Electronic Text Consortium.
Authoring Institution: Rubin, Bednarek and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.